City finishes cleanup of former brownfield site at Stein Industrial Park
The city has finished its voluntary cleanup of Stein Industrial Park in southeastern Canton, clearing the way for commercial or industrial redevelopment.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has promised not to sue the city and the industrial park’s owners if more problems are found on the 42-acre property.
Following OEPA standards, Canton hired an environmental professional to assess the site and identify areas of environmental concern. More than 7,200 tons of petroleum- and PCB-contaminated soil were removed and replaced with clean fill.
Funding for assessment and cleanup activities was provided through a Clean Ohio Revitalization grant administered through the Ohio Department of Development.
Hydrodec, a company that reclaims used cooling oil from large electrical transformers, moved in the park last year.
The property has been used for commercial and industrial operations for more than 90 years. Former tenants included the National Iron and Metal Co. and Canton Metal Alloy, which became Industrial Recycling Services.